People asked to support virtual sleep out this Friday

People are being urged to support the annual North West Simon Community sleep-out that will take place this Friday the 1st of October.

The sleep out is going virtual for the second year in a row due to Covid-19 so people are asked to camp out in their gardens or office car park for example.

This is one of the biggest fundraising events that the local branch of the community run on an annual basis with fundraising efforts being severely impacted because of the pandemic.

Mary McKeon is a development officer for the North West Simon community.

She’s urging the public and the local business community to contribute so the service can continue to support those who need their assistance.